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Teaching Assistant / Keyworker, St Michael’s Preparatory School, Jersey

  • Education Support
  • Europe

St Michael’s Preparatory School

This school is based in St Saviour, Jersey and is looking for a Teaching Assistant / Keyworker.

Principal Role: To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programs enabling individual pupils in Years 5-8 to progress and learn. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area and across the school.

Support for Teachers:
  • Assist with the planning, preparation, and delivery of differentiated learning activities.
  • Support teachers in personalizing learning for individuals within the classroom.
  • Monitor pupil responses to learning activities, provide objective feedback, and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
  • Support with behavior management strategies employed in the classroom and across the school, promoting self-control and independence.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers, supporting their role in the pupil’s learning.
  • Support with the management of the learning environment and resources.


Support for Children:
  • Develop a positive and supportive relationship with pupils and be a role model by presenting a positive personal image and attitude.
  • Be aware of and respond appropriately to the differing and individual needs of the pupils.
  • Supervise and provide support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behavior Plans and Personal Care programs as needed.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote the inclusion, self-esteem, and independence of the pupils.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage in activities.


Support for the Curriculum:
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programs, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • Undertake programs of intervention, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher.
  • Prepare, maintain, and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
  • Assist in the display and presentation of learning cues and pupils’ work inside and outside of the classroom environment as required.


Support for the School:
  • Be punctual and professional at all times.
  • Be a role model for pupils and colleagues in terms of behavior and attitude.
  • Undertake training and CPD.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings, as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils outside of lesson times, for example, at playtime/lunchtime, as required.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips, and out-of-school activities, as required, and take responsibility for the pupils.
  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, welfare, security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting any concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Actively support the school’s equal opportunity policies and ensure that the pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.


General: The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post. In cases, however, where a permanent and substantial change in duties and responsibilities of the post occurs, consistent with a higher level of responsibility, then the post would be eligible for re-evaluation.

Safeguarding and Child Protection: The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Statement at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school they must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head.

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